Everton Outgunned

Arsenal thrashed Everton 4-1 in Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final at the Emirates Stadium in London.  However the hosts left it late as they netted an incredible three times to move into the final four of the tournament they last won in 2005.

Some of Mesuit Ozil’s critics were answered when the Germany international scored within the opening six minutes, scoring his first goal this year.  Ozil had not scored since December’s 1-1 Premier League draw against Everton.  Despite the home side getting pleasure from controlling the play, the Toffees levelled matters just after the half-hour mark following a rapid break away.  Romelu Lukaku took up a beautifully created opportunity by Ross Barkley and Kevin Mirallas.  The Belgian poked home from close range to maintain his goal scoring streak since returning from injury.

Mikel Arteta stood confident on the penalty spot to reclaim the lead for the Gunners, following Bareth Barry’s clumsy trip on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before Olivier Giroud struck twice late on to seal the tie.  Arsene Wenger now has another Wembley date to look forward to.